Last week while visiting favorite blogs, I was inspired by Janet, Rogue Quilter, and her RED, WHITE, and BLUE post. I told her in my comment that I was probably going to copy her idea... a RED, WHITE and BLUE post of projects recognizing the colors of our country... my way of complimenting her on a great idea! You can visit Janet's post by clicking here! Be prepared to be awe struck!
I gathered patriotic wall hangings, mini quilts, pincushions, cross stitch projects, and a few other goodies that were on display in my home. I really wanted to take outdoor pictures, so out to my partly cloudy patio I went... hot cup of coffee, trusty camera, and R,W, & B beauties. It was a bit windy outside, so my planned photo shoot proved to be a challenge... I'm sure some of my neighbors watched me with raised eyebrows and confused looks on their faces. They must not be quilters, or bloggers. (And they have no idea how much they are missing!)
The nine unfinished blocks on the left are paper pieced blocks from Rosemary Youngs "Quilts from the American Homefront." There are 121 quilt blocks in her book, inspired by letters written by servicemen and their families during WWII. (I see them now and wonder why I haven't been piecing more of these lovelies as of late!) My dad fought in WWII, so this WIP is dedicated to his memory, his years of service, and the strong patriotic feelings he instilled in me to this day. (The book is available from Amazon.com.)
|An absolute favorite is this large scrappy flag that my sister gifted|
to me for my birthday last year, which happens to be the same
day as Flag Day! It's a beauty!!!